Tag Archives: book

A novel about the arcade’s glory years

14 Aug

the final day at westfield arcade

You already know how fond of Arcades we are. We really care of those magic places, that sadly are almost completely disappeared in the West of the globe. But we’re not the only ones.

Andy Hunt (check out his blog) has written and published a very interesting novel, called The Final Day at Westfield Arcade, a nostalgia-fueled journey back through the arcade’s glory years of the 1980s. Here’s the trailer (be careful, you’re going to cry…a lot).

If you feel like taking a journey into the golden era of arcades (we highly reccomend it), you can buy the book, both Kindle and paperback versions, on Amazon, following this link.

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Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition 2013 out now

27 Mar

Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2013 - OUT NOW

Would you like to know all the latest record breakings in the video games world? Would you like to laugh at people doing weird and insane vg-related stuff? But most important, would you like to have a semi-complete guide to all the highest scores of the most challenging games in order to try beat them? Ok, so you may be interested in the brand new Guinness World Record Gamer’s Edition that is out now.

We didn’t check it yet, but usually is a pretty good piece of reading, so if you want to get it, try on Amazon.

The book has also a (weird) trailer, so check it out.

Hyrule Historia book is finally available in English

5 Feb

hyrule historia book english

We know you love The Legend Of Zelda, we also know that you probably don’t speak a single word of Japanese (you ignorant!). Anyway we got great news for you! The long-waited HYRULE HISTORIA book is finally available in a language you can actually understand: English!

We should thank Dark Horse Comics for letting our dreams come true. Unfortunately Dark Horse is an American publisher, and there’s no plan for an European release. But don’t worry, you can buy it on Amazon (or thousands of other websites), and you can also find it or at your local Forbidden Planet (we checked this morning in the London store, and they got plenty of them. Picture below).

hyrule historia english

In case you are not understanding what we are talking about, here’s a little description about the book and the preorder trailer:

“Dark Horse Books and Nintendo® bring you The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, containing an unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda™ franchise. This handsome hardcover contains never-before-seen concept art, the full history of Hyrule, the official chronology of the games, and much more! Starting with an insightful introduction by the legendary producer and video-game designer of Donkey Kong™, Mario™, and The Legend of Zelda™, Shigeru Miyamoto, this book is crammed full of information about the storied history of Link’s adventures from the creators themselves! As a bonus, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia includes an exclusive comic by the foremost creator of The Legend of Zelda manga—Akira Himekawa!”

Ah…if you’re wondering how much it costs, here’s the price tag from the cover: $34.99 ($38.99 CAN), but you cand find it for less on the net.

We hope you’ll enjoy your reading.